MONITORING FIELD INSTALLATIONS OF IMPACT ENERGY ATTENUATORS BY VIDEOTAPE
The report covers two years experience in monitoring three types of impact energy attenuators. A modified commercially available videotape recorder was used. A video camera using an infrared sensitive Tivicon tube was used to make night coverage possible. Some problems with flare from light sources was experienced. Recorded incidents ran all the way from high-speed head on crashes to humerous non-collision incidents. There is no doubt that attenuators are effective in saving lives. More needs to be known about their effect on uninvolved traffic during collisions.
- Prepared in cooperation with California Div. of Highways, Sacramento.
Sacramento, CA United States 95814
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Snyder, R A
- BROWN, P L
- Geib, P C
- Keeling, R C
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Attenuation (Physics); Barriers (Roads); Crash cushions; Crash injury research; Crashes; Drums (Containers); Protection; Research; Sand; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Tubing; Videotapes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Attenuators
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00091311
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CAHY-07-3134-2-74-01Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM